Marantz SR6014 vs Pioneer VSX-531

SR6014 vs VSX-531 comparison chart

Marantz SR6014 vs Pioneer VSX-531 review

Marantz SR6014
vs
Pioneer VSX-531

Here we show you AV receivers comparison of Marantz SR6014 vs Pioneer VSX-531 based on specifications, reviews and ratings. The SR6014 has 9.2 channels amplifier and the VSX-531 5.1 channels. Only the SR6014 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the SR6014. We have evaluated both AV receivers, SR6014 has an overall score of 9.2 out of 10 vs 4.3 out of 10 for VSX-531.

Advantages Marantz SR6014 over Pioneer VSX-531

  • Delivers 110W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 80W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Has an A/B switch for the front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • HDMI eARC features compatible
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Has a GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Setup assistant
  • Multi-zone
  • IMAX Enhanced certification

Common strengths

  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Marantz SR6014

Dec 27, 2019

From the outstanding Marantz SR6014 specs: 9-channel amplifier and software upgrade to the IMAX Enhanced format — to clarity of 4K Ultra HD images and the addition of Dolby Atmos Height Virtuali...

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Product

Marantz SR6014
Pioneer VSX-531

Model

SR6014
VSX-531

Brand

Marantz
Pioneer

Reviews

30
144

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

110/8, 185/6
80/8, 140/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ XT32
MCACC

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Compressed Audio Enhancer(MDAX2), Hi-Res audio
Advanced Sound Retriever

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

8/3
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.3
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

2
1

Composite input

3
2

Component input/output

2/1
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
USB, phones, setup mic

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Josh.AI

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
USB

Other additional features

IP Control, Web Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
has not

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

Marantz AVR Remote App, HEOS App
has not

RS-232

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

680
220

Standby consumption, W

0.2
0.45

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 16.1 x 38.1/17 x 6.3 x 13.7
43.5 x 16.8 x 32/17 x 6.3 x 12.6

Weight, kg/lbs

12.7/28.2
8/17.6

Other

Release year

2019
2016
Marantz SR6014
Pioneer VSX-531
Marantz SR6014
Pioneer VSX-531

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.2
  • 4.3
  • 9.2Marantz SR6014
  • 4.3Pioneer VSX-531

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